The Future Looks Bright
A sunny disposition is a must when you're a solar entrepreneur. Here, Danny Kennedy, co-founder of Oakland-based Sungevity, shows how it's done.
Scaling his solar power business in the States and abroad poses a challenge for Danny Kennedy, Sungevity's co-founder.
"An energized network of people who power their lives by sunshine" is crucial to growth, says Danny Kennedy.
Focusing on customer satisfaction helps Danny Kennedy scale his solar business.
"You can't plan a day because you've got to be open to whatever comes," explains Danny Kennedy, a solar entrepreneur.
People want to do good for the world while doing well for themselves, says Danny Kennedy, the solar entrepreneur.
Signed up a client? Then shake a maracas, says Danny Kennedy, the solar entrepreneur.
People come to Danny Kennedy all the time with ideas for solar businesses.
Accelerator programs help people with great ideas advance the solar economy, says Sungevity's Danny Kennedy.
Solar entrepreneur Danny Kennedy recalls a customer who came from left field.
Failed deals and challenges are all part of what Danny Kennedy calls "the solar coaster."
Working at a nonprofit was all about getting teams coordinated and aligned with goals, says Sungevity's co-founder.
Oakland-based Sungevity brings easy and affordable energy to the masses. So far they've hired 400 people, grown by 5,000 X, and raised $150 million in capital.
Raising funds to capitalize his business is like being on a never-ending treadmill, says Danny Kennedy, Sungevity's co-founder.
Speaking face-to-face or over the phone is priceless, says Sungevity's co-founder.
Thinner roofs and solar-powered iPhones will come out of the ingenuity of entrepreneurs, says Danny Kennedy, Sungevity's co-founder.